Mentored by: Raye C. Mathis, MSW, LSW
July 22 - August 18, 2015
"The life must be a well-balanced life, not lopsided in any manner, to bring contentment..."
Edgar Cayce Reading #349-6
An astrological horoscope is an excellent tool for gaining knowledge about your karmic issues this lifetime, but it also shows in symbolic language, areas of your life where
you may be out-of-balance or "lopsided," as mentioned in the above quote.
Edgar Cayce gave many readings that included the need for the person to work toward gaining a balance in the physical, emotional, and spiritual life.
As just indicated. Budget the time, the activity, so as to keep a well balanced life experience in ALL PHASES of its mental and physical activity. All work and no play is as
has been indicated, or all relaxation without sufficient activity for the full strengthening of the body. Either of these may be taken to extremes. But take the time for the
work, for the play, for recreation, for improvement in EVERY activity or manner, - these are those that keep a body well balanced.
Edgar Cayce Reading #257-225
With all the technology you now have at your disposal - smart phones, social networking, texting, etc. - it is more difficult than ever to maintain a balance in your life. In
this eGroup you will be exploring your horoscope as a Whole, using several different approaches. When viewed as a Whole, you can begin to see the areas of balance and more
importantly, the areas of imbalance. With this knowledge you can search for activities to help bring more equilibrium into your life.
When first learning astrology the process is to analyze the different parts of the chart - you "pick it to pieces" and study each piece individually. This is an important and necessary first step: taking the horoscope apart, planet by planet, sign by sign and house by house, in order to fully understand each of the building blocks of astrology.
In this eGroup you will be using techniques that enable you to explore your horoscope as a whole in order to illuminate the themes as well as areas that may need more attention in order for you to have a more balanced life.
This eGroup is a first step toward synthesizing the chart - pulling all the pieces you analyzed separately into the whole and unique person that you are.
As you go through this material you will begin to gather themes that are embedded in your horoscope and record them on the different worksheets for each week. In the 4th week,
you will gather these themes and organize them on a final Themes Worksheet.
This is not a basic, beginner astrology course and you need to have some knowledge about the structure of your birth chart to get the most benefit from this eGroup. If you
have participated in a previous astrology eGroup then you should have a good background upon which to begin to look at the chart as a whole.
At the beginning of each week, you will have the opportunity to view a short video presentation that introduces the topics to be covered that week. The following is a summary
of what you will be learning each week during this eGroup.
Summary of the 4-week Experience
Week One: Elements
In Week One you will take a general look at the idea of elements and element balance in astrology. You will be introduced to certain character traits and element combinations
along with how they may form major configurations in a horoscope. The concepts of Singletons and Dualities will also be introduced.
Week Two: Modes, Qualities
In Week Two you will learn about the 3 Modes (Quadriplicities or Qualities) and will discover the balance or imbalance as well as the dilemmas they may bring in your life. You
will also be introduced to the different configurations that can be made by the modes including the T-Square and the Grand Square (Grand Cross).
Week Three: Shapes
In Week Three you will learn about the different ways for dividing the horoscope circle, in order to find the areas of the chart most occupied by planets and the themes those
areas represent. You will also examine several aspect patterns and shapes that can be made by the configurations of the planets.
Week Four: Other Possible Whole-chart configurations
In Week Four you will be introduced to a few other features in a horoscope that can indicate strong themes. Topics will include the importance of the first responder,
polarities, the angles, unaspected planets, and stelliums.
You will be provided with (online):
You will (online):
- A copy of your own birth chart.
- All the information you will need. (i.e. written materials, audios and videos)
- Questionnaires and inventories to complete, along with some experiential exercises to enable you to understand your unique astrological symbols in a more creative and non-verbal way.
- Read and/or listen to the information and explanations and work through the exercises provided.
- Respond with your reactions, feelings, and questions on the community bulletin board. Directions for doing this will be sent to you.
- Receive responses to your postings by Raye Mathis.
Testimonials from courses taught by Raye:
"You are a great teacher and are very clear in your explanations. I also enjoyed seeing the breakdown of our planets and signs as a group. Thank you so much for sharing all your knowledge."
"I didn't want to miss the opportunity to THANK YOU, Raye, for this wonderful class. I have learned a great deal, with more to come as it sinks in, I'm sure. I look forward to your next e-class, maybe on Relationships?
Hint, hint. :-)"
"You are an excellent teacher! Thank you for all your clear and easy to understand information. I have a better understanding of where I need to look for my next "life" after retirement."
"This class has opened up a whole new world for me and I plan to continue astrology studies on my own now, when time allows…Finally, thank you Raye, for a wonderful learning experience. You are appreciated!"
"Thank you for the course, it has been a treat. The time flew by."
"What a journey! You really did do such a masterful job of leading the group - thank you ever so much for offering this "course." I knew next to nothing when we began, and although I'm certainly still no expert, there is SO much more that's understandable to me now! Thank you for facilitating that."
is a member of the faculty at Atlantic University where, among the courses she mentors, are her Spiritual Crisis and Symbols and Mythology courses. Her column, The Astrologer's Corner, appears in the A.R.E.'s Venture Inward magazine. Raye is an experienced teacher, workshop presenter and has over 35 years as a conference speaker. She is a former member of the A.R.E. and the AU Boards of Trustees. She has maintained an on-going astrological counseling practice for almost 40 years.
What's an e-Group?
Your A.R.E. eGroup will meet in an interactive and dynamic online classroom called PBWorks. This new online classroom encourages student-centered learning while providing limitless access to lesson material, student comments, helpful links, audios, and videos. Learning in an online environment connects students from all over the world bringing the philosophy of Edgar Cayce right into your home.
In the virtual meeting room, you will have access to the written and audio/video materials prepared for you by Raye Mathis. Every Wednesday, she will post a lesson along with exercises for you to practice during the week. Posting is very similar to sending an email, except that all the emails are viewed within your virtual meeting room. You may post your thoughts, questions, and experiences on the site for your mentor and the other participants to read and respond to. In this way, everyone will benefit from one another's experiences and insights and the coaching offered by the mentor to individuals.
Once you register for your A.R.E. eGroup, we will send you an e-mail from eGroups@edgarcayce.org detailing how to access and navigate the online classroom for the eGroup The Keys to Balancing Your Life: Using Astrology as Your Guide. Then, you're in! You will be able to visit your eGroup any time you desire. The meeting room is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and you may participate at your convenience from anywhere in the world. There are no specified times that you have to be in the room. You decide when and how often you wish to participate. Join The Keys to Balancing Your Life: Using Astrology as Your Guide, enroll now!
In this personalized reading with Raye you will receive an interpretation of your natal chart, along with current patterns (transits and progressions) for the coming year. The natal consultation illuminates your potential talents and skills in all areas of your life, as well as the major life issues and karmic patterns you chose to work on this lifetime. Current patterns are based on the cycles of the planets and provide you with the timing and transformational nature of the transition periods in effect during this moment in your life. A personal discussion allows us to clarify specific problem areas as well as synthesize the many facets of your horoscope. The consultation is by phone and and a recording of the conversation will be sent to you over the internet afterward.
Personalized reading with Raye at a special discounted price
Astrology eGroup Members only- $99 (regularly $150)
Once you register for this eGroup, you will receive instructions for scheduling your astrology appointment with Raye by e-mail.
If you would like more information or to be notified when a group is forming,
please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.